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Thursday, September 10, 2009

I do not not know what is going on and I am so puzzled. Just as abruptly as my swelling feet and ankles have appeared they have now disappeared. Again I have changed nothing. What I thought was the culprit, sitting at my desk on my computer Sparking has not changed. I am always on that thing whenever I have the chance. I am constantly on it all day at work and switch back and forth between my job and Spark all day long as my time warrants it.

This is the third day that I have woken up to extremely thinned out feet and ankles without a hint of puffiness in site. I have no aching feet by the end of the day because my skin is stretching to accommodate the water build up. I am so perplexed.

I have not lost any weight for going on 2 weeks now as was my idiot doctor's solution. Don't get me started on that one. I have narrowed it down to 2 choices for a new Primary Care Doctor so the next time I need one I will have made the decision by then. I have my Specialist's appointment at the end of the month with the Diabetes Doctor. Trust me, we are still going to discuss this swelling issue regardless if it is still happening or not.

What ever was causing the feet to swell never caused a weight gain as far as I can tell because like I said my weight has stayed the same for almost 2 weeks. If my feet are not retaining fluid you would have thought the scale would show a weight loss. I had the incident of walking out of my clothes the other morning so I am not stressing over this Plateau. I am sure we will be talking again if it does not break soon. emoticon

This whole swelling vs. not swelling is going to drive me nuts till I find out the answer as to why my body is behaving like this. I am very tenacious so I can not just let it drop and be happy that they are no longer swelling. Again if anybody has any further thoughts on my little dilemma please let me know your thoughts.

I drink 10 + glasses of water a day. My body receives extra water in the foods I eat daily since I eat mainly fresh fruits and veggies. .My sodium levels are always within the range they should be, I track that daily on my Nutrition tracker. I do not have high blood pressure. Like I said it is a puzzle.


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YATMAMA 9/10/2009 9:33PM

    I wish I had an answer for you, my friend, as to the cause of this, but I don't! I'm glad it is not hindering you now, though. I pray it does not recur!!



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    Color me perplexed. I haven't got a clue. Sorry that I can't help you. What I can do is love you! I hope you find the answer soon. Be strong and faithful to yourself and your program and leave the rest to the doctor/specialist that you see later in the month. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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WINGSOFCHANGE 9/10/2009 4:39PM

It sounds like you are doing EVERYTHING right. Could it just be fluctuating during 'that time' of the month?

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DEFIANTVEGAN 9/10/2009 3:07PM

    I remember being told that the best way to get rid of water retention was to drink more water. emoticon

Retaining water had to do with dehydration so your body knows this therefore it will retain water to sustain itself.

I see your drinking 10+ glasses of water so that might be the reason why your body is releasing the retained water because you are drinking enough water. emoticon

I know that might not be the case for most people and by what I've read on your blogs your staying away from High sodium based foods which helps prevent the swelling of your feet.

I can see why you would be worried cause it can be something more serious like diabetes or high blood pressure but I see you don't have that.

I found this on the internet, I'm sure you surfed and researched cause your that kind of a gal but will post it anyway. emoticon emoticon

Information about Swollen Feet
What are Swollen Feet?

Swollen feet is a condition where the muscles in the feet have an excessive buildup of fluid. This buildup can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time.

Slight swelling of the lower legs commonly occurs in warm summer months. Slight swelling is more likely to occur if a person has been standing or walking a lot.

See a doctor if you have persistent swelling, swelling accompanied by shortness of breath and weight gain, or swelling that damages the skin or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns.

Swelling is also called edema.
What Causes Feet to Swell?

Swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the tissues. Gravity pulls the fluids to your feet and ankles, causing them to swell.

Swelling can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels. Some other causes of swelling are:

* Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates
* Taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills
* Pregnancy
* Sodium retention
* Muscle injury
* Varicose veins
* History of phlebitis
* Allergic reactions
* Preeclampsia
* Neuromuscular disorders
* Trauma
* Laxative abuse
* Diuretics abuse
* Drug abuse

Can Swollen Feet be Treated?

Yes. Treatment will depend on the cause of the swelling. One of the first treatment options is to elevate the legs above the level of the heart. Anti-inflammatory medicine can also help reduce swelling.

Other treatment options are

* Leg wedges to elevate the feet while sleeping.
* Support socks and stocking
- Support socks and stockings come in various gradients depending on the pressure needed, and various lengths depending on the level of the edema.
* Proper fitting shoes and socks.

Tips to Reduce Swelling

* Cut back on salt
- Salt contributes to fluid retention.
* Drink plenty of water.
* Put your feet up
-Lying on your back, rest your feet at least 12 inches above the level of your heart for 10 to 15 minutes, three or four times a day.
* Do not abuse laxatives
* Use support stockings
-Roll these on in the morning to promote circulation and limit gravitation movement of fluids. Most medical supply or drug stores carry these.
* Exercise regularly
- Regular exercise improves circulation.
* Avoid standing in place for long period of time.
* Lose excess weight
- Excess weight slows circulation of body fluids and puts extra pressure on your veins.
* Increase muscle activity with walking.
* Avoid long periods of sitting
-Every one or two hours, get up and walk.
* Review your medication with your doctors
-Certain drugs, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and calcium channel blockers, can contribute to swelling.

Complications of Swelling

Excess swelling can cause skin ulcerations.

Hope you find something in this info. that you haven't noticed.

and the swelling of feet has left well hmm I'm sure cause emoticon, LOL

Hoping your feet don't swell and it's just because the summer heat. emoticon Best wishes!

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SUSIEMT 9/10/2009 12:55PM

    Good for you! I mean losing those inches! But it must have been embarrassing losing your clothes like that! Did anybody turn them back into you? Just having some fun with you! Like everyone else said you will get to the bottom of the feet swelling mystery soon. the Plateau will take care of itself. You will have a big drop soon. Keep it up girl!

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SUSAN134 9/10/2009 12:04PM

    Yvonne, that is a puzzle. I could understand if you were eating a lot of sodium high foods and then not, but it doesn't sound like that is the case.

I'm curious to read your blog post after you see the Diabetes specialist - perhaps he has the answer.

Hoping your feet stay skinny and dainty now!


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NIKLOW 9/10/2009 11:02AM

    For me, anytime I eat high amounts of sodium and don't drink enough water throughout the day my feet swell!

Actually it's just my left foot, which is how I can tell if I'm eating the right type of foods.

If you are eating properly, and drinking more than the recommended 8 glasses of water a day - your body tends to fix itself. But, if you eat too much sodium in a day your body will hold on to the water like it hasn't had any in days.

I wouldn't worry too much about the scale, I'm sure the number will drop again. I think your body is just adjusting to your new lifestyle! Maybe keep track of the inches lost? you might see a bigger difference there.

ITS THE WATER! the more water you drink - the less swelling you will have. AS LONG AS!!! you keep the sodium levels in your food down!

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BADMAMMAJAMMA1 9/10/2009 10:37AM

    You will get to the bottom of it, I am sure of that!! You should be proud of all your progress!! Sometimes we just got to let our body catch up to us.

Your Spark Friend
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DREAVG 9/10/2009 10:35AM


Keep doing what you are doing. If you walked out of your clothes, you are losing inches. Sometimes the scale does not show inches. You are on the right track.


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Look at things with a new set of eyes...

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

As we are on our new healthy journey we are learning and experiencing new things everyday. Our outlook on life is changing for the better. We are changing our old eating and exercise habits along with everything else.

When you wake up in the morning as you brush your teeth, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself I love you and then really look at yourself. Look and see how much your face has changed. It is thinner, is your skin is clearer due to all of the water you have been drinking, are your eyes are clearer, and hopefully they are a happier set eyes that are looking back at you?

Measure your weight loss with little indicators such as these instead of the scale. Are your clothes getting baggy? I actually walked out of mine the other morning going into the gym. It was a good thing I had my bathing suit on underneath. I was like oh God, I hope no one saw that because I was embarrassed that happened. I should have been jumping for joy but my 1st reaction was embarrassment. When I got to the front desk the 2 people manning the desk started clapping (they had a perfect view of the parking lot) and that is when it hit me, WOW you did good!

Do you have more energy? Can you get through your day without being exhausted? Can you climb those stairs without getting as winded? Are you even attempting the stairs now instead of the elevator? Are you changing your habits like parking away from the front entrance instead of driving around looking for a closer parking space?

All of the above are good indicators you are on the right track. You do not need the scale to tell you so. Me, I am still trying to get this pounded into my head. I still need to see that number on the scale to feel validated, but I am working on it. Afterall I am still a work in progress...


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LADYNETTIE 9/15/2009 12:20AM

    I love your positive attitude and beautiful smile emoticon

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FIFIEBABY 9/14/2009 9:58PM

    O Kay!! Good One. Thank You and congrats on walking out of your clothes and here's to hoping you walk out of the next set too!!

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WEMINICH 9/14/2009 1:25PM

  Love it!

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CABINDOG 9/13/2009 6:40PM

    I loved your blog! Kay

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MIMISCHENK 9/13/2009 11:19AM

    Good thoughts

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GRACEISENUF 9/12/2009 5:48PM

    Great blog!

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TIME4ANEWME47 9/12/2009 2:10PM

    This was wonderful!!! Thanks for being so motivating.

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LINDA6105 9/11/2009 6:26PM

    Thanks for sharing I enjoyed it. emoticon

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QUEENAN1 9/11/2009 11:57AM

    I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. I have been trying as well to look at things through a new set of ain't easy. But as you said, its a work in progress.

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CHRISTINAJEAN1 9/10/2009 11:43PM

    I agree people can get so caught up in the number on a scale. I admit that I have battled the scale and based my emotions on what it says. I've given up because of what it says. But, there are many more factors then just the number on a scale or even the size of your pants. It's really about being healthy and what you can achieve when you are healthy.

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TADDINGTON 9/10/2009 11:43PM

  What a funny story that really says how far you've come... Congratulations on being able to look at all the indicators, in addition to the scale. I am inspired! emoticon

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CHARLIESANGEL10 9/10/2009 7:04PM

    That is wonderful...all those changes are sooo much more important than a number--you're not a sack of potatoes!! Me neither, that's why I weigh monthly & the rest of the time, I keep my scale in a dark, cold corner of my closet--right where that evil thing belongs/haha

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REDLIONESS8 9/10/2009 5:03PM

    I love what you've shared here it is very encouraging and something to look forward to. . . My clothes falling off!

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WORKINGSTIFF 9/10/2009 2:58PM

    That's one of my fantasies! That I'm walking and my pants fall down because they're too big.

Congrats to you!

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SUSIEMT 9/10/2009 12:58PM

    Now I have the "rest of the story"! Very good blog keep it up!

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NEENEE_BEANZ 9/10/2009 9:43AM

You are doing a great job!

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    What an inspiring blog! Great to read first thing in the morning! Thanks for sharing your "embarrassing" story--too funny! emoticon emoticon

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VEGGIEMA 9/10/2009 2:10AM

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Thank you for the inspiring message.


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/10/2009 12:45AM

    Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing it with us Yvonne. Most of the time I just don't "see it" but I wear this one dress... my favorite in the world.. that used to be TIGHT and now hangs like a bag on me, so badly that I can only wear it as a nightgown/house dress... and that tells me I HAVE LOST! Thanks for reminding me that the scale is not my only indicator. I love you my friend. Love Dawn emoticon

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SOADROXMYSOX 9/9/2009 6:38PM

    You are right, people need to look at these as the BETTER ways of indicating you are losing weight rather than the scale.
I USED to go by the numbers, but now I go by how I feel.
I have more energy, I can run, I can climb hills without being winded....those are way better than the scale telling me I had lost a couple lbs.
I hope more people take this and learn from it, because when you get so wrapped up in the numbers you lose focus on what you are REALLY trying to achieve and that's a healthier life.

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I would guess that not only are you changing on the outside, but you're feeling differently about yourself as well. You may be further along your journey than you realize. I say, way to go Yvonne! You're doing such a fantastic job!!!
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DEFIANTVEGAN 9/9/2009 2:10PM

    emoticon that is too funny to walk out of your clothes - a sign of progress that your goal is being met. emoticon

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KARVY09 9/9/2009 11:43AM

    HA! Congrats on walking out of your clothes! Too funny, but awesome!
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Thanks for the reminder and positive attitude!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 9/9/2009 11:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon So sorry for the embarassment but so HAPPY for you my emoticon for finding other signs of positive encouragement on your journey! That is SO AWESOME!


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DYNAMICDEB53 9/9/2009 9:45AM

    I am glad you were able to see through the embarassment, to the real accomplishment, becoming the new you. we all need to see each change as our validation on the journey, but we like you are a work in progress. emoticon
hugs deb

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MESHEBELL 9/9/2009 9:27AM

    very true... i really liked this blog. i think all too often we put too much emphasis on the scale, myself included! but there are other things that show us changes and we just need to make sure we acknowledge them and congratulate ourselves, even if the scale doesnt move!!! thanks for the great thoughts!!!! emoticon

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ANGELLACOLE 9/9/2009 8:35AM

    Just what I needed to hear today! Thanks so much for sharing your encouraging spirit with the rest of us!!!
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CAROLM13 9/9/2009 7:24AM

  Hi, You are soooooo Right! You Go Girl! Carol emoticon

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Spark is...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

S = Successfully changing lives for the better

P = Phenomenal Motivation

A = Accountability

R = Reaches Millions of people on a daily basis

K = Keeps us update on current health issues.

P = Personalized Diet Plans

E = Exercise Tracker

O = Outstanding support system

P = Pounds lost in the Millions

L = Lots of info available, over 100,000+ articles, recipes, etc.

E = Exercise Demonstrations and Videos

Spark People is one of the best things to ever happen to me!

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CABINDOG 9/13/2009 6:41PM

    we are doing it!

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SUSIEMT 9/10/2009 12:59PM

    WooHoo! You got it girl!

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DIGBOI 9/8/2009 10:53PM

    emoticon How sweet is that !!

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LISAMG1220 9/8/2009 9:19PM

    Loving the blog!!

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DEFIANTVEGAN 9/8/2009 8:46PM

    emoticon Your too funny and cute. Hey whatever motivates us and works. emoticon

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    Hi Yvonne,
That's great and VERY clever! I agree, it's one of the best things that I've done for myself in a LONG time. Thanks for another excellent post.

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SUNBEAMJANEAL 9/8/2009 12:49PM

    Too cute!!!

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KELLYC_14FAN 9/8/2009 12:33PM

    Love this!!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 9/8/2009 10:44AM

    way cool. loved it!!! emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 9/8/2009 9:26AM

    You are so inspiring my friend! Thank you! I love to do these too:)

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LINDYPOWER 9/8/2009 9:10AM

    Excellent! emoticon

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    excellent emoticon emoticon

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SUSAN134 9/8/2009 8:53AM

    That is so cool!!!


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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/8/2009 8:49AM

    very creative, thank you

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ZENA_MARIA 9/8/2009 8:40AM

    That is absolutely wonderful and creative! emoticon

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I always get theOmega-3's and the Omega-6's mixed up...

Monday, September 07, 2009

Omega-3 and omega-6 are types of essential fatty acids – meaning we cannot make them on our own and have to obtain them from our diet. Both are polyunsaturated fatty acids that differ from each other in their chemical structure.

Omega-3 exists in three forms. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is found in vegetable sources such as…
flax seed oil
soybean oil
canola oil

Less potent sources are…

dairy products

Omega-3 is also found in two marine forms. They are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). They are found primarily in cold-water fatty fish such as...
lake trout
albacore tuna

Omega-6 also exists in several forms. The first is LA (linoleic acid) which is found in…
corn oil
safflower oil
soybean oil
sunflower oil
cottonseed oil

Two other forms of omega-6 are GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid). GLA is also found in plant based oils. ARA is found in many animal based foods.

Omega-6 is essential to health. In fact research has linked an impressive list of health concerns to omega-6. It has been suggested that omega-6 should be used in the treatment of…

anorexia nervosa
eye disease
certain skin conditions
rheumatoid arthritis

We have to be very careful though not to ingest too much Omega =-6. The average American diet provides more than 10 times the proper amount of omega-6. Most of us are getting too much of a good thing. Why is that?
Linoleic acid (LA) is found in the primary oil added to most processed foods. (This indicates another reason to limit our eating of processed foods.) It is also found in the often used oils listed above.

Here is another important fact. Our bodies have the ability to convert linoleic acid (as well as alpha-linolenic acid) into longer chain fatty acids which lead to the production of eicosanoids. Eicosanoids depending, on their source, can have positive and negative influences on our bodies. They may…

slow intravascular clotting which helps to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
suppress inflammation preventing us from overreacting to allergens.
dilate blood vessels reducing hypertension and increasing good blood delivery.
control cell growth slowing the rapid growth of cancer cells.
That is the good news. On the other hand they may…
increase blood clotting which leads to heart attack and stroke.
suppress the immune system leaving us more open to infection.
increase cellular growth thereby promoting the growth of cancer cells.
create new blood vessels which can feed cancer cells.

Further studies in the decades that followed brought increased knowledge of the effects of fish oils and especially omega-3 fatty acids. This includes…

reduction of blood pressure
reduction of fat in the blood
positive influence on cholesterol
lowering of triglycerides
reduced risk of sudden cardiac death
reduced risk of coronary heart disease

The first step in achieving a healthy balance is to minimize the use of oils rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Oils such as…

…are high in omega-6. Many margarines, salad dressings and mayonnaise are made from these omega-6 rich oils. Also, many processed foods contain these and similar oils. Check the labels.

The next step is to increase consumption of omega-3 rich foods. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is found in many vegetable sources. It is helpful in the reduction of heart related ailments. But it has been shown to lack the potency of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for heart health.

High consumption of fish oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids has been shown innumerable times to reduce the risk of many heart conditions. So we need to eat more cold-water fatty fish.

Unless you really love fish – like our friends, the Eskimos in the artic circle – it may be difficult to get enough omega-3. Also, high fish consumption raises the risk of metal poisoning – such as mercury.

The third step is to add fish oil supplements to your daily routine. Please get good ones. You don’t want any extra pollutants.

Even after looking all of this info up I know I will still mix them up. At least now I can come back to my Blog to reread it and get confused all over again. emoticon This is a lot of info to remember.

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SHEEPIEGAL 10/1/2009 11:07AM

    Great blog! Very "keepable." Interested to know your sources... emoticon

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DEFIANTVEGAN 9/8/2009 1:20AM

    Thanks for the info. very informative. emoticon

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    thanks for the information. I am sure it will come in handy to all of us who read it. I know I'll be re-reading it for the info again. -Dawn emoticon

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  Thanks for this blog. I just got back from the store getting some Omega 3 supplements because I know I'm not nearly getting the amount I need. I was also told a year or so ago that my C-Reactive Protein level is 4x what it should be, but they couldn't figure out what was the problem. My doctor had told me of a certain supplement to take, but of course it is almost $30 for a two months supply which is way out of my budget. Thankfully now for my money coming in, I was able to get it and the best thing is I was able to get a buy one get one free thing. So two for the price of one. 4 months supply woooooohooo. It is so cool how some people are on the same wave lengths here on Spark People. Awesome!

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SUSAN134 9/7/2009 1:02PM

    Thank you for this excellent breakdown of these essential oils!

I'm not bad with the Omega-3's, but often get confused on the
Omega 6's!


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MAMASUE12244 9/7/2009 12:22PM

    You broke it down beautifully. Going to keep your blog too. emoticon

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I am freezing and it is still summer!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Here at the Jersey Shore Labor Day Weekend is a HUGE Holiday weekend. It is the last blow out party of the summer. Summer does not officially end for 3 more weeks but for most it is over because school is starting.

One of the reasons it is so big here at the Jersey Shore is because the bennies finally go home and leave us our beaches and roads back to us locals. A beenie is not a nice term but it is used universally down here. You see a bennie is someone from up North, usually Staten Island or any of the 5 New York boros but even our northern New Jerseyites qualify. Our roads and beaches are usually so jammed that many of us locals don't go to the beach until after labor Day. The weather is usually gorgeous as it is still warm and all of the traffic is gone and we can actually find a parking space.

Usually warm is the key word here. Today it has not gotten out of the 60's. It is gloomy and overcast and extremely breezy. It is almost as if we had a hurricane brewing off of the coast, you know how the weather gets then. It is a gloom and doom. Normally I would be in Virginia at my Mom's this weekend. I try to go down in the summer when I can extend it into a long weekend but the reason I did not go down there is the subject of another Blog later on during the week. It is going to have some important info in there worth sharing with everyone.

Anyways I am all bummed out because I had to stay up here. it certainly doesn't help that Mom says it is sunny, warm, and beautiful in Alexandria. The pool area at her condo she says looks packed. Fat lot of good that does me. I am so cold I actually had to shut every single window in the house.

I could go to my Brothers house for a barbecue. They are partying the whole weekend but I am staying home playing catch up. I might as well make this time productive. God knows I have so much to do and yet here I am on Spark People.

I don't think they are swimming in the pool but I am quite sure they are using the jacuzzi. I sure there will be a bonfire tonight just to be warm as everyone sits around still partying. His barbecues go in until the wee hours of the morning. However, # 1 I do not do jacuzzis in public at this size even though it is family and friends # 2 I really need to catch up on my sleep
# 3 I really am freezing. You know I do find that when I stick to my diet and lose weight I do get colder easier and that is a good thing.

Hopefully tomorrow will be warmer and then I will meander over there. I know the party will still be going on as tomorrow is the actual Holiday. Everybody, enjoy your last hoo-rah of the summer and don't drink and drive!

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WISLNDR 9/8/2009 7:18PM

    I enjoyed reading about the Jersey Shore; I live in a tourist area also and was delighted to see everyone leave yesterday!! The weather here in Wisconsin was very, very nice so I got to go to the beach today; there were perhaps 5 people there this afternoon.

While the weather this weekend was nice, last weekend was horrible. I don't think it got past 60 degrees and it rained and blew. The waves pounded all weekend and the raft at the beach broke free from its chain and drifted in to shore, done for another season!

I hope your weather improves like our did. Enjoy the quiet time! Reclaim your beach!!

(We have a name for the tourists too but it's not printable!!)


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KARVY09 9/8/2009 7:58AM

    Too funny. Here in New England, we have a similar term for all the leaf peepers who show up in October from New York and are generally a menace to society!

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    I am almost jealous of the cold weather, believe it or not! I just got an awesome sweater coat on sale at the Old Navy outlet, and I can't WAIT to wear it. In fact, I wore it today and it was like 72 outside. ;o)

emoticon Can't wait for Autumn!

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LISAMG1220 9/7/2009 9:52AM

    I hope the weather is nicer for you today and you are a little warmer! Have a wonderful day!

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WINGSOFCHANGE 9/6/2009 11:52PM

    Hi Yvonne,
I hope that the weather is nice tomorrow and you venture out and enjoy your day. My favorite time at the Jersey shore was AFTER the 'shoobies' left. Since I'm now in Florida, I can't wait for next month -- when it starts to cool down here. Have a relaxing day tomorrow!
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    I am so sorry that you're so cold Yvonne. I have noticed, in the past, that when I have lost a significant amount of weight, I have been cold easier too. I am not going to complain though. I'll just buy a sweater and keep on letting go of the pounds. I hope that you are successful getting all of your "things" done. I know that you're busy. I hope that you get to have some FUN on this holiday weekend. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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JEAN524 9/6/2009 6:33PM

    You have my sympathy. I'm back in pyjamas and bedsocks with an extra blanket at night! Anyone would think it was the middle of winter! emoticon Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow and the weather is a bit kinder. emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/6/2009 5:48PM

    It was like that here a couple days ago when we were moving boxes, great weather to move but not to go to the beach. Today it is in the 70's and perfect for working in the hosue.

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RUN2MYDREAMS 9/6/2009 5:48PM

    emoticon being productive & playing catchup. But you also need to take some time for you, ok? emoticon


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